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Shearer Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: from an agent derivative of Middle English schere(n) ‘to shear’; an occupational name for a sheep shearer or someone who used scissors to trim the surface of finished cloth and remove excessive nap. Middle English schere denoted shears and scissors of all sizes.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Sherer, Sharer, Seader, Shirer, Scheerer, Scheurer, Theurer, Seager

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Shearer Family Origin

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Shearer Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    7%
  • Labourer

    2%
  • Joiner

    2%
  • Mason

    1%

In 1881, Farmer, Labourer and Joiner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shearer. A less common occupation for the Shearer family was Mason. The most common Shearer occupation in the UK was Farmer. 7% of Shearer's were Farmers.

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Shearer Historical Records

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Shearer Life Expectancy

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